Art which is wild and wonderful

Artist Paul Tavernor at work.Photo contributed.
Artist Paul Tavernor at work.Photo contributed.
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Wild & Wonderful’ is the title of a new exhibition by three local artists – Pauline Townsend, Jill Kerr and Paul Tavernor in the Art Café above the Pavilion Gardens Café, from August 22 until October 31.

The members of the High Peak Artists group have joined forces to mount a special exhibition allowing them to show more of their work, explain what inspires them and show visitors how the work is produced.

Silk painter Pauline Townsend lives in Buxton and has painted professionally for 16 years.

She helped to set up Gallery in the Gardens and is a keen promoter of local artists. Pauline runs workshops for all levels at her Buxton studio and is a member of the Guild of Silk Painters and Peak District Artisans.

Pauline’s silk paintings of flowers, landscapes and quirky seaside images are distinctive and colourful. This exhibition includes new silk paintings of flowers and several studies inspired by images from India.

Jill Kerr is an award-winning printmaker from Chinley who produces meticulously crafted linocuts of rural studies & nature. Her tractor prints are highly collectable and recently she has produced a series of images inspired by the Peak District woodland.

Wildlife artist Paul Tavernor from High Lane is a top-selling published artist and frequent exhibitor at prestigious wildlife painting exhibitions, such as the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art.

Paul enjoys viewing his subjects in their natural environment and by doing this he is frequently able to capture a fleeting moment in time and usually feature animals in motion.

Members of the public are invited to come along and meet the artists in the Art Cafe during the Great Peak District Fair on Sunday, October 16 between 10.30am - 3.30pm.

You can talk to them about their work, watch Paul paint and also try your hand at lino printing or silk painting with Jill and Pauline.